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Real and imagined readers : censorship, publishing and reading under apartheid

Author: Rachel Matteau Matsha
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Real and Imagined Readers looks at an important period in South Africa literary history, marked by apartheid censorship and the extensive banning of intellectual and creative voices. Returning to the archive, this book offers a reader-centric view of the successive censorship laws, and the consequences of publication control on the world of books. In contrast to the mainstream literary industry, which largely  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Matteau Matsha
ISBN: 9781869144029 1869144023
OCLC Number: 1053612506
Description: xvi, 230 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Real & imagined readers
Responsibility: Rachel Matteau Matsha.

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Sheds light on the reading cultures and practices that developed in the shadow of apartheid censorship, creating alternative literary spaces. By understanding reading as a complex and dynamic  Read more...

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